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#148360 - 10/11/04 07:35 PM Recall of Electric Fans
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CPSC, New York Zion Trading Corp. Announce Recall of Electric Fans
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Portable oscillating electric fans

Units: About 2,500

Importer/Distributor: New York Zion Trading Corp., of Flushing, New York

Hazard: The wiring is undersized and the power plug is not polarized, creating fire and shock hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: No reports of incidents. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.

Description: The recall involves 16-inch diameter 3-speed oscillating fans which mount on adjustable stands. “NYZT” appears in the center of the front fan guard. The model numbers, FS-1601A and FS-1607C, are found on a silver label on the back of the controls. The fans come in two color combinations: either blue and white, or all gray.

Sold at: Discount and variety stores in the New York City metropolitan area sold these electric fans during May 2004 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these fans immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Call New York Zion Trading Corp. collect at (718) 909-7899, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.


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#148361 - 10/12/04 10:00 AM Re: Recall of Electric Fans
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The wiring is undersized and the power plug is not polarized,

Does anybody actually CHECK these things as they come into the country?.
I mean out of the 2500 that were sold surely someone must have thought the wiring was too small.
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